1979-02-01

240 VDC Electric Vehicle System 790159

THE BATTERY is the primary component limiting electric vehicle performance that equals today's standard of expectations as defined by the I. C. engine powered vehicles.
Efforts to optimize the electric vehicle performance is leading many people to select and assemble the highest efficiency components available.
High voltage electric vehicle power system can provide performance advantages over lower voltage systems, but only if this voltage is in balance with the total system. Mixing high efficiency components does not Insure total system efficiency optimization.
The ability of a battery to release its stored energy is a function of its demand. Higher current demands will reduce the efficiency of a battery.
This paper reveals how such a mismatch occurred and its reflection on what appeared to be a battery problem.

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